Dr. LaGraff has been at RPI since 2004 primarily as a lab coordinator for ENGR1600 (Materials Science for Engineers) and as an adjunct (ENGR1600 and ENGR2050—Introduction to Engineering Design). Concurrently, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Siena College from 2005-2017, where he taught courses in General Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.
Previous experience includes a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemistry at the University of Illinois and 5 years with TRW Space and Defense (currently Northrup Grumman) in Redondo Beach, California and GE Global R&D in Niskayuna, New York. He currently holds eight US patents primarily in the areas of microelectronic processing, combinatorial chemistry, and advanced coatings for jet engines. Dr. LaGraff has presented over 60 invited and contributed talks; and is the author of about 30 papers, book chapters, and a book on Materials Chemistry.
The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. John LaGraff has 22 indexed publications in the subjects of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Science, and Chemistry.